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Re: CHAT: "T's okay" and initial /ts/ affricates

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, September 28, 1998, 0:59
Laurie Gerholz wrote:
> Is it supposed to be pronounced (using English spellings) "tu", "tsu" or > even "su"? I don't believe the last is possible, as there is a distinct > "su" syllable.
It's pronounced /tsu/, altho there might be a few dialects where it's pronounced /tu/, which would explain what your co-worker told you. Of course, just because there's already a /su/, doesn't mean you can't have more than one. Remember, both <shi> and <chi> with the voicing marker become <ji>. -- "Public media should not contain explicit or implied descriptions of sex acts. Our society should be purged of the perverts who provide the media with pornographic material while pretending it has some redeeming social value under the public's 'right to know.'" - Kenneth Star, 1987 ICQ: 18656696 AOL IM: Nik Tailor